After a while, dolphin, konqueror (and other KDE apps) won't start...

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Dec 27 00:22:10 UTC 2011

Steven P. Ulrick wrote:

>> So, seems to have something to with fam/gamin not responding
>> -- rex
> I just ran "ps -aux | grep gam" and the result was this:
> "steve     1918  0.0  0.0  14028  1132 ?        S    Dec23   0:00
> /usr/libexec/gam_server"
> I thought, Hmm, December 23rd was two days ago.  So, I ran "kill 1918"
> and guess what happened?  Immediately, Amarok and Ksysguard (which I had
> recently attempted to start) opened up...  I have a feeling that if I
> had recently made failed attempts at starting Dolphin and Konqueror,
> that they would have opened up as well.
> All of this opens up a few new questions, but at least I know how to get
> around the issue of non-starting KDE apps.  We now know that it
> definitely has something to do with "gam_server"  We just don't know WHY
> it is behaving this way.

When/if it happens again, please do file a bug against gamin (and feel free 
to cc: me or otherwise holler :) )

-- rex

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